Paula Callan Named 2016 Maine's NASSP Assistant Principal of the Year
Augusta, ME – The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) is pleased to announce that Paula Callan, Assistant Principal at Messalonskee High School, has been named Maine’s NASSP Assistant Principal of the Year for 2016. She will be honored by the MPA at its annual awards banquet at its Spring Conference on April 28, 2016.
Ms. Callan received the award based on her accomplishments as a strong educational leader. She models the idea that individual student interests must be at the forefront of every decision made at MHS. Her high standards, both for herself and the staff, helped to shape how Messalonskee High School’s school-wide approach to instruction directly impacts the outcomes they see for their students.
In announcing Ms. Callan’s selection as 2016 Maine’s NASSP Assistant Principal of the Year, MPA Executive Director Richard Durost noted, “Paula Callen is the school leader that every principal would want to have as a supportive member of the school’s administrative team. Her active role in leadership helps make Messalonskee High School a successful learning environment.”
Ms. Callan received her Bachelors degree from the University of Maine, Farmington in 1984 and her Masters degree from the University of Maine, Orono in 1993.
She has served as the Assistant Principal at Messalonskee for the past 13 years. Prior to this, Ms. Callan was the Assistant Principal at Morse High School, Cony High School, and Lincoln Academy for two years each. The first ten years of her educational career, Ms. Callan was a special education teacher at Cony High School.
Ms. Callen is a member of the Maine Principals’ Association and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
The Maine Principals’ Association is a professional association representing Maine’s K-12 educational leaders. The Association dates its history back to 1921 and focuses its work on promoting the principalship, educational leadership, and promoting and administering interscholastic activities in grades 9-12.